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Past and present Religious groups advocate ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuals

Meet the Swiss people who had to deny they were gay.

Religious issue Should Switzerland end its ban on blasphemy?

The European Court of Human Rights says the Prophet Mohammed may not be called a paedophile. This kind of statement also risks a fine in Switzerland.

Church and state Geneva secularism law approved by voters

Voters in Geneva have endorsed a law on ties between the government and religious communities.

This content was published on February 10, 2019 1:47 PM

State and religion Geneva to vote on divisive secularism law

Geneva is set to vote on a new law aimed at better regulating relations between religion and state, whilst reaffirming the principle of secularism.

Toblerone Halal label on Swiss chocolate sparks controversy

Some consumers in Switzerland and abroad have been questioning the halal label on Toblerone chocolate bars. Although certified as halal in April, ...

#WeAreSwissAbroad – François Schwalb ‘Being Swiss is an essential part of my identity’

Even as a child, François Schwalb, who was born in South Africa, was interested in his father’s homeland.

In the name of the mother A feminist version of the Bible

Twenty female theologians have published a feminist version of the Bible - a reinterpretation for the 21st century. It provides a commentary on ...

The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.

Fahr Convent A day in the life of a Swiss nun

Just 20 nuns still live in Fahr Convent. But their future is uncertain, as they can’t find any new members.

diplomacy Swiss President meets the Pope in the Vatican

Alain Berset was in Rome for bilateral discussions touching on peacebuilding, human rights, and the Pope’s personal retinue – the Swiss Guards.

This content was published on November 12, 2018 4:17 PM

Seven Wonders of Switzerland A Swiss revolution that started in a pulpit

Switzerland nowadays might be known for being a peaceful and neutral country, but that hasn't always been the case.

The Sounds of... Churches face an uncertain future

A visit to a Swiss cathedral reveals how one religious community practises its faith even as more people turn away from the church.

Day of the dead When death is celebrated

Together, Mexican expats and the Swiss prepare offerings to the deceased in several parts of Switzerland.

Laid to rest ‘Livable’ Swiss cemetery caters to all faiths

The Bremgarten cemetery in Bern is one of few in Switzerland offering people of diverse world religions and belief systems a final resting place.

pioneers When women pastors first ascended the pulpit

In 1918, two women were ordained as pastors in Switzerland. A historic step at the time, the sight of female pastors has since become common.